Monday, July 1, 2013

PF - ASOS (mono)

Here original transfer

Here de-clicked, lightly polished version

This is a new transfer at 24/96 by Neonknight. See comments for details.


Dr. Forrester said...

Pink Floyd 1968-xx-xx A Saucerful Of Secrets SX6258 mono (24bit 96kHz)

Pink Floyd
A Saucerful Of Secrets - mono version

Lineage: LP > Technics SLBD-22 > Behringer PP400 phono pre-map > Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 > Audacity 1.3 > FLAC (24bit/96kHz)

xACT used to create FFP

01 Let There Be More Light
02 Remember A Day
03 Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
04 Corporal Clegg
05 A Saucerful Of Secrets
06 See-Saw
07 Jugband Blues

Total running time: 39 mins 8 secs

My copy of this LP is in visually excellent condition. I recorded in stereo, then split the stereo to mono. On Side A I found that the right channel was stronger and had less crackles and pops and on Side B the reverse was so. Using this to my advantage, I dropped the two weaker channels to create a pure mono recording. It was tempting to then reach for the click and pop removal effect in Audacity but I decided to leave it alone and keep this transfer raw.

Neonknight, July 2013

Stanley said...

Thank you!

kike said...

Dear Dr.

any chance to get this gem new transfer on red book version?

Thanks in advance for your answer,

it's great to see you back! Kike.

Dr. Forrester said...

Kike -

I am sorry, but I do not understand your question.

kike said...

Dear Dr.

any chance to get this one ready for a CD?

thanks in advance, K.

Anonymous said...

The Red Book specifies the physical parameters and properties of the CD, the optical "stylus" parameters, deviations and error rate, modulation system (eight-to-fourteen modulation, EFM) and error correction facility (cross-interleaved Reed–Solomon coding, CIRC), and the eight subcode channels. These parameters are common to all compact discs and used by all logical formats, such as CD-ROM. The standard also specifies the form of digital audio encoding: 2-channel signed 16-bit Linear PCM sampled at 44,100 Hz. Although rarely used, the specification allows for discs to be mastered with a form of emphasis.

Dr. Forrester said...

I can down sample to 16/44.1 using SoundForge. That's not a huge deal. However, people almost always prefer 24/96 to do noise removal or other modifications. This is why I try to share in 24/96 when I have those files available.

kike said...

Thanks Dr. anyway, you share always the best source. My best regards, K.

Anonymous said...

wow...thanks guys, will let you know my opinion for sure!!!

Anonymous said...


wonderful work Neon, check your mail!!!

great transfer, beatiful DR

foobar2000 1.2.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2013-07-05 23:54:25

Analyzed: ? / ?

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR11 -0.89 dB -13.85 dB 5:29 01-01 Let There Be More Light
DR12 -0.09 dB -15.66 dB 4:25 02-02 Remember A Day
DR12 -0.35 dB -15.61 dB 5:40 03-03 Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
DR12 -0.31 dB -15.10 dB 4:03 04-04 Corporal Clegg
DR11 -1.20 dB -15.85 dB 11:55 05-05 A Saucerful Of Secrets
DR12 -0.15 dB -15.62 dB 4:34 06-06 See-Saw
DR12 -4.91 dB -20.08 dB 3:04 07-07 Jugband Blues

Number of tracks: 7
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 1
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1480 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Anonymous said...

wow! I just discovered too late that some new floydian stuff have appeared on this blog that I've cherished since years...

thanks so much for this transfer Neonknight...

is there a way the raw transfer could be re-up (wetransfer link have expired) ?

the only link that still works is the "de-clicked, lightly polished version"- sounds great.
did you supervised this "reworked" version Neonknight ? (I'm a bit confused, because after reading your comments it seems that you did consider that it sounded good enough and did not need pops repair etc...)

mahavishnu floyd said...

Looks like I am too late. Links are dead.
Anyway, nice to see old friends.